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Is it true that if I start wearing glasses my eyesight will deteriorate?

Is it true that if I start wearing glasses my eyesight will deteriorate?

No: However if you get used to wearing glasses and see better with them, then you'll want to wear them all the time and thus without them your eyes will seem worse (like deterioration). Glasses only correct a refractive error, not change the eyesight. Eyesight changes with a lot of near work without breaks, or with age as the cornea/lens changes, etc. ...Read more

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Is it true that if you stop wearing your glasses, your eyesight gets better? (My eyesight is pretty bad)

Is it true that if you stop wearing your glasses, your eyesight gets better? (My eyesight is pretty bad)

Not at all: The quality of your vision/focus is a relationship between your eyeball contour and the parts within. Glasses just move the visual image forward or backward on your retina in a way your brain sees a clearer image. Not wearing your glasses just leaves the image out of focus. You may work to squint some which helps a little for some, but that requires physical effort & doesn't last. ...Read more

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Is it true that wearing glasses will actually worsen your vision when you start wearing them?

Is it true that wearing glasses will actually worsen your vision when you start wearing them?

Not at all: This is an old wives' tale. Your eyes' prescription is a result of their shape and normal changes that occur over time. This built-in shape is not affected by outside sources (except for injury/infection). Glasses correct the prescription that the eye has; they do not alter the eye's shape. As your prescription naturally changes, you will need a stronger prescription, and not the other way around. ...Read more

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If I start wearing glasses, will my eyesight deteriorate?

If I start wearing glasses, will my eyesight deteriorate?

No: Glasses are designed to improve the focus of the eye and improve clarity. Sometimes patients who start wearing readers feel that their near focus becomes more difficult and to a certain extent this is true. But eventually, readers become essential whether glasses are used initially or not. ...Read more

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Is it possible to become blind from bad eyesight if you don't wear your glasses?

Is it possible to become blind from bad eyesight if you don't wear your glasses?

No: Wearing your glasses will enable you to see clearly. Not wearing them will not worsen your vision, you'll just miss seeing clearly. ...Read more

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Does it harm my eyes not to wear optical glasses if I have a stigmatism?

Does it harm my eyes not to wear optical glasses if I have a stigmatism?

No: Wearing or not wearing glasses will not harm your eyes in any way. You wear glasses to see better. Some people choose to not wear glasses and be blurry all the time. ...Read more

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Is it true that glasses, contacts, and surgery won't help with amblyopia?

Is it true that glasses, contacts, and surgery won't help with amblyopia?

For aldults, yes. : If you have amblyopia that is not corrected by around age 7-10, there is no recognized procedure or device that can offer significant visual improvement. However, amblyopia is almost always treatable if discovered in young children (less than 7). ...Read more

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Is it fine to wear a glasses all the day if I am short sight person. Is better to wear contact lenses?

Is it fine to wear a glasses all the day if I am short sight person. Is better to wear contact lenses?

Doesn't matter: You can wear either - doesn't matter. It's really a matter of personal choice and appearance. Contacts require more discipline in hygiene ; routine however. I started wearing glasses - initially when necessary but then all the time - for near-sightedness around your age. It will take time for your eyes to adjust ; u may have headaches initially but that will pass. Contacts also require adjustment. ...Read more

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Heard that if your eyesight is worse that -6.00 then you can't get refractive surgery anymore, is that right?

Heard that if your eyesight is worse that -6.00 then you can't get refractive surgery anymore, is that right?

Myopia: No there are definitely options available to correct this level of refractive error. Much of whether surgery is suitable for you will be dependent on your eye anatomy (e.g. cornea thickness), eye history (e.g. lack of dry eyes), and refractive progression (e.g. having a stable prescription for over a year). ...Read more

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Drops will be created in a few years to cure myopia. My mom told me it will be hard for me to get used to not wearing glasses anymore. Is that true?

Drops will be created in a few years to cure myopia. My mom told me it will be hard for me to get used to not wearing glasses anymore. Is that true?

Doubtful : The following link has addressed this topic. I'm sceptical whether this diuretic will ever come to fruition for treating any refractive error. http://www.sciencealert.com/no-more-four-eyes-drops-could-cure-myopia. ...Read more

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If I have myopia and i don't wear glasses will my eyes get weaker ? And what do you think about contact lenses does it hart eyes in anyway

If I have myopia and i don't wear glasses will my eyes get weaker ? And what do you think about contact lenses does it hart eyes in anyway

No: Wearing or not wearing glasses at age 22 will neither accelerate myopia nor decrease its progression. It will go along its natural history course without being influenced by glasses use/nonuse. Contact lenses are an excellent choice if you feel ou want better vision without the appearance of lasses. With proper care, contact lenses are generally safe. ...Read more

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What happens if I wear my weak prescription glasses all the time, will my vision deteriorate?

What happens if I wear my weak prescription glasses all the time, will my vision deteriorate?

Vision deterioration: Excessive near work (ie iphone, ipad, video games, tv) can cause eye to grow even in young adults & increase prescription for myopia. If hyperopia (far-sightedness) is increasing, see eyeMD to discuss. EyeMDs recommend taking breaks, looking outside & avoid excessive near work if possible to prevent increasing myopia and its risks. ...Read more

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Do glasses correct vision for myopia? If so about how long my vision is actually pretty good close up I only use my glasses from far

Do glasses correct vision for myopia? If so about how long my vision is actually pretty good close up I only use my glasses from far

Myopic spectacles: Yes, prescription glasses refine the refractive error of the eye, whether nearsighted, farsighted, astigmatism, or presbyopia. In your case, your myopia allows you to see more clearly up close, but blurry at distance. Wearing properly prescribed glasses will refine your distance vision. By the way, as long as you see clearly, it's a good idea to read without your glasses. ...Read more

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My peripheral vision is better when I wear glasses instead of monovision contacts. Why would that be?

My peripheral vision is better when I wear glasses instead of monovision contacts. Why would that be?

Monocular vision : The convenience of being fitted in monofocal contacts is to lessen need for glasses, at the compromise of reduced stereopsis (binocular vision). However I find improvement in peripheral vision when wearing contacts for optimum distance (binocular) vision, versus glasses. Each contact lens individual determines whether the reduction of stereopsis is satisfactory for their daily functions. ...Read more

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Is it okay to wear contacts even if your vision is good?

Usually: It is possible to wear contatcs for sometic purposes, such as to change your eye color. It is important to realize that these are medical devices. Do not share contacts with others, as tears can be a source of infectious diseases. Also, smoking and wearing contact lenses over night increases the risk of infections and corneal ulcers. ...Read more

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